9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 27, 2018


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SC seeks govt reply on petition challenging amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act

SC seeks govt reply on petition challenging amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act News: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the central government on a petition, filed by the Centre for Public Interest, against amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act. Important Facts: Background: The Centre has notified amendments to the PC Act earlier… Continue reading SC seeks govt reply on petition challenging amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act

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PIL urges Minimum Wages Act for domestic workers

PIL urges Minimum Wages Act for domestic workers News: Common Cause, along with the National Platform For Domestic Workers (NPDW) and Aruna Roy, has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court (SC) pleading for directions by the Court to ensure fair and humane working conditions for domestic workers. Important Facts: The petition has pleaded… Continue reading PIL urges Minimum Wages Act for domestic workers

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Kartarpur corridor can build bridges: Venkaiah   

Kartarpur corridor can build bridges: Venkaiah    News: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone of Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur, a four-lane “human corridor” supposed to be completed by November 23, 2019, in time for Sikh founding Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary. Important Facts: The vice president called for a stronger focus on the… Continue reading Kartarpur corridor can build bridges: Venkaiah   

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Magnificent Mary: on making history at World Boxing Championships

Magnificent Mary: on making history at World Boxing Championships News: Indian legendary boxer MC Mary Kom recently clinched her record-equalling sixth World Boxing Championship gold in New Delhi. Important Facts: Mary Kom defeated Hanna Okhota of Ukraine 5-0 via unanimous decision in the 48kg category to win her sixth gold. Mary Kom’s other titles at… Continue reading Magnificent Mary: on making history at World Boxing Championships

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RBI eases ECB hedging norms for companies

RBI eases ECB hedging norms for companies News: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has eased hedging norms for companies that raise funds through external commercial borrowings (ECBs). Important Facts: According to a notification issued by the central bank, the mandatory hedge coverage has been reduced from 100% to 70% under Track I of the… Continue reading RBI eases ECB hedging norms for companies

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